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8 Things to Love About This Rustic Filipino Home in Antipolo

Find out what impressed us most in the house that celebrates the beauty of nature

Photography: Miguel Nacianceno

Imagine living in a house literally surrounded by nature, a haven where you can see the garden from the living room to the master bedroom. Homeowners Cesar and Emma Gutierrez don't have to daydream about it — they can already appreciate the beauty of the great outdoors from every room of their Antipolo home! Every window in the space provides them with a sweeping view of the lush terrain.

Here are the 8 things that we will always remember about this couple's property:


Nothing quite beats the sight of a house as beautiful as this one! Imagine coming home from a long day at work and being greeted by this picturesque view.

Living Area

Instead of traditional wooden floors, Cesar and Emma opted to have a rustic cement floor with araal stones.

The living area is furnished with a wooden sofa once owned by Judge Claudio Teehankee and a wooden console table that used to belong to film director Joey Gosiengfiao.

Dining Area

The living area also serves as the dining area — the perfect set-up for a big family who loves to entertain guests

This corner of the living area has a round glass-top dining table with a wooden base and intentionally mismatched dining chairs


This kitchen has a high ceiling, wide windows, and a stone-and-wood kitchen island built using a fallen tree from Bicol.

Walk-in Pantry

The kitchen also has a walk-in pantry which is used to store cookware, plates, utensils, and ingredients

Wooden Bridge

This charming wooden bridge connects the kitchen to the couple’s bedroom. In this airy and open space, Cesar and Emma can enjoy the cool breeze, a cup or two of coffee, and the pleasure of each other's company.


Since the master bedroom faces the east, it can sometimes feel stifling hot. To help cool down the space, Emma uses white linens or colorful saris as window drapes.


Just like the rest of the rooms in the rustic Filipino house, the bathrooms are unique spaces that feel warm, cozy, and comfortable.

There are carved wooden details, colored sampaguita glass, and the floor is covered with huge stones instead of the usual tiles

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